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Brain cancer among OCAW members in three Texas oil refineries.

Authors
Thomas-TL; Waxweiler-RJ; Crandall-MS; White-DW; Moure-Eraso-R; Itaya-S; Fraumeni-JF Jr.
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1982 Apr; 381(1):120-129
NIOSHTIC No.
00126038
Abstract
Brain cancer mortality among active and retired Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union (OCAW) members at three Texas refineries (SIC-2911) was reviewed. Data was obtained from OCAW headquarters and records of Union locals to encompass active and retired male members between 1943 and 1978, as well as all deaths that occured during 1979. Observed deaths from brain tumors were compared to expected numbers using the proportionate mortality ratio (PMR), proportionate cancer mortality ratio (PCMR) and the county proportionate cancer mortality ratio (CPCMR). PMR's for total cancer and circulatory disease were significantly higher among active than retired Union members. PMR and PCMR values were significantly greater for malignant brain tumor deaths at 2.28 and 1.83, respectively. The authors suggest there is an association between brain cancer risk and exposures in the oil refining industry.
Keywords
ANYAAD; NIOSH-Author; Health-surveys; Epidemiology; Morbidity-rates; Mortality-rates; Biostatistics; Medical-monitoring; Industrial-emissions; Cancer-rate; Cancer-rates
CODEN
ANYAA9
Publication Date
19820401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1982
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780897661522
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0077-8923
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
2911
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
State
TX; MD; OH; CO
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